Keeneland Fans Encouraged to Take Night School

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LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 26, 2014) – Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program, begins its fourth season March 4 with a slate of compelling topics. Keeneland Select, Keeneland’s official online wagering service, is a title sponsor of the free program, which is offered each Tuesday beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET and runs 40 consecutive weeks through Dec. 2. More than 40 websites, including, will offer the Night School lessons.

“Night School is a great way for racing fans to learn more about handicapping from the experts,” said Keeneland Select Coordinator Jonathan Fowler.

Night School is hosted by creator Jeremy Plonk of Horse Player NOW. Plonk will be joined by racing analysts and handicappers Caton Bredar and Jerry Shottenkirk. They will team this year with popular radio host Steve Byk.

During Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet, which begins April 4, Plonk will contribute expert picks and host live chats, both available at He and Paddock analyst Katie Gensler will give their handicapping selections on Keeneland’s Twitter handle @keenelandracing.

The 2014 Night School season will be broken into three semesters. The spring semester runs 14 weeks, from March 4 until June 3 for Belmont Stakes (G1) Week. Topics are:

March: Role of the Horseplayer (March 4); Preparing for a Day at the Races (March 11); Key Past Performance Ingredients (March 18); Speed Figure Angles (March 25).

April: Turf and Synthetic Handicapping (April 1); Psychology of a Horseplayer (April 8); Money Management (April 15); Workouts (April 22); Chat: Kentucky Derby Week Handicapping (April 29).

May: Cultivating Newbies, What Can We Do (May 6); Chat: Preakness Week Handicapping (May 13); Trainer Angles (May 20); Jockey Angles (May 27); and Chat: Belmont Week Handicapping (June 3).

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